January 27, 2012


Yay!!  I was tagged by Joy [HERE] and Christi [HERE] to do the fun random things post that seems to be taking over the blog world at the moment!  I always think these posts are so fun because I get to learn a little bit more about all of you out there that I stalk follow!  :)

Anyways, here are the rules:
1. Post these rules
2. You must post 11 random things about yourself
3. Answer the questions set for you in their post
4. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer
5. Go to their blog and tell them you’ve tagged them
6. No stuff in the tagging section about you are tagged if you are reading this. You legitimately have to tag 11 people!

So, here are 11 random things about me!
1.  My favorite holiday is Christmas.  I think the reason I love it is because it's more of a "season" than a 1 day event.  I love the lights, decorations, the excitement in my boys' eyes, and the family time together.  I just love it all!

2.  I REALLY REALLY want to hike the Appalachian Trail someday.  It is on my bucket list and I WILL do it!!

3.  I have a major sweet tooth and could NEVER give up sugar...nor do I really want to! :)

4.  I used to snowboard before I had kids, but now, thinking about flying down the slopes makes me freak out a little bit.  I don't know why I have this fear, but it's there.  Maybe I'll take up cross-country skiing this year! :)

5.  I hate shopping!  I just never seem to find things that fit me right, especially jeans, and I end up getting frustrated and irritated.  Ugh!

6.  I am COLD all the time and can usually be found wearing a sweatshirt/fleece jacket throughout the day!

7.  I can't wait until spring so we can plant our garden

8.  My head is so SMALL that I have a really hard time finding hats that fit me.  In fact, I've resorted to raiding the kids' section to find one that fits! Ha ha!

9.  I love being an elementary school teacher, but I would LOVE to be a high school cross country coach someday.  

10.  I need a new hair style.  Wearing my hair back in a ponytail everyday is getting a little old!

11.  If I could, I would wear my workout clothes every day!

Alright, here are my answers to Joy's questions:
  1. What are your go-to excuses? It's too cold/windy/rainy/snowy to run outside.
  2. What’s your favorite WOD or running workout (distance/tempo/speedwork)? I love tempo runs
  3. Do you track your dietary intake? No
  4. What’s your favorite healthy meal? This is a tough one because honestly, I try to make all of our meals as healthy as possible.  But, I really like this vegetable pot pie I make...it is sooo yummy!
  5. What’s your favorite cheat meal? Probably a pastry from Starbucks
  6. Any nagging injuries that worry you? Not at the moment, but I'm always afraid my ITband injury will come back
  7. What book would you recommend? Born to Run
  8. Have you ever been hospitalized?  If so, how were your nurses? Only when I was giving birth to my boys.  The nurses were amazing!
  9. What look is more appealing to you? Designer well put together chic or a fit body dressed in workout clothes? Definitely a fit body dressed in workout clothes
  10. What’s your resting heart rate? Have no idea
  11. If you had no financial/physical limitations whatsoever, what would you do? Hike the entire Appalachian Trail

AND, Christi's questions:
1. Which actor played James Bond the best? I'm kindof embarrassed to admit this, but I don't think I've ever seen an entire James Bond movie!
2. Are you a cat person or a dog person? Dog
3. What is your favorite race to date? Ironman Arizona
4. Do you prefer beer or wine? Wine
5. What is the first race that you ever completed? My first tri was Tri For The Cure and it was awesome!
6. Do you have a coach to help you with your training? No
7. If you could compete in any long distance triathlon and race fees were not a factor would you choose IM or Rev 3 races? Probably an IM race b/c I could do a destination race
8. How many blogging friends have you met in person? Only a handfull
9. Who is going to win the Superbowl, New England Patriots or New York Giants? GIANTS!!
10. If you could meet one person alive or dead, who would it be? I would love to meet Chrissy Wellington and just talk with her over a good cup of coffee
11. And finally the big question, do you prefer Star Wars or Star Trek? Star Wars

O-kay, I know I'm supposed to tag 11 people, but honestly, I think most of you have already done it!  So, I'm going to skip that part...sorry!!

It's FRIDAY everyone!!  Woohoo!!!  I hope you all have a great weekend! :)


bobbi said...

I love these posts! So fun! I hate shopping too :)

Christi said...

I hate shopping for the sames reasons you stated!

Julie said...

Fun! I'm glad to be one of the handful of bloggers you know. :)

Oh and don't feel like the Lone Ranger I think I've seen a full James Bond movie, but could not tell you who played him.

Good running habits said...

This is fun :) I would have given the same answers to most of the questions.

Deb said...

I love reading these posts.

I cheated as well and didn't tag people. Once it's gone around for a while, there's nobody left to tag!

Teamarcia said...

These really are so fun to read. Have a great weekend!

joyRuN said...

Thanks for playing!

My hair has gotten ridiculously long since I've had it in a ponytail 90% of my waking hours & lost track of how long I've let it go.

Caratunk Girl said...

I love these posts!!

J. L. said...

Fun reading this post.

Kirk said...

I've been looking for some good books. I just downloaded Iron War. Born to Run might be next. Great post!

Jason said...

If it wasn't Humpastry Day and other recipes that endeared me to your blog then the fact that you are rooting on the Giants has completely won me over.